Lerato le Seriti, providing relief
Rustenburg – Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM), the department of Basic Education and Standard Bank launched an initiative to provide relief to 1600 young school girls in 26 schools in and around Rustenburg.
Lerato le Seriti means to love and restore dignity.
On 14 March, school-going girls from underprivileged communities received sanitary towels.
“Underprivileged families are unable to afford sanitary towels.
Ultimately, this leads to absenteeism which is a threat to their future and health – due to the methods they resort to circumvent the challenge,” said RLM municipal manager Nqobile Sithole.
Several reports have indicated that women and girls who have little or no access to sanitary pads are forced to use rags, toilet paper, corn cobs and anything else that can assist during their cycle.
“The Lerato le Seriti initiative is aimed at protecting the health and future of our young ladies,” said provincial head of personal and business banking North West at Standard Bank Ben Pretorius. “We are inspired by the need to make our country a better place and contributing towards living in a dignified environment.”
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